About Buffalo Bill Historical Center

The Buffalo Bill Historical Center examines the history, culture and ecology of the American West.  The center's exhibits focus on Western art, the Plains Indian people, the Greater Yellowstone region, Western firearms and the life and times of W.F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.  Known as the Museum of the West, the center runs five museums and a research library concentrating in these five areas; each is on the cutting edge of its field, with a comprehensive collection of artifacts and specimens.

Interns work 40-hour weeks in different museum departments after a required orientation session.  Interns may work in any of the center's five specialty areas or behind the scenes in the library, photography, education or collections departments.  Each intern has a supervisor/mentor who assigns them general department duties and teaches the overall operations of running a museum.  Interns also undergo multiple training and evaluation programs throughout the summer.


Open to college juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students.  Recent graduates and non-U.S. citizens are eligible.

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

  • Chris Searles, Human Resources Manager
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center
  • 720 Sheridan Avenue
  • Cody, WY 82414
  • Phone: (307) 578-4089


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Cheyenne, WY